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New Training: Develop for the Meraki Dashboard API and Webhooks

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 2, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson introduces the Cisco Meraki platform and teaches you how to perform CRUD operations by using the Meraki Dashboard API. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions

This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 33 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introducing the Meraki Dashboard API

  • The Cloud Platform Architecture

  • Meraki Documentation Deep Dive

  • Testing the API with Postman

  • GETting Device Data with Python

  • Creating a New Network with Python

  • Deploying Meraki Webhooks

  • Summarizing the Meraki Dashboard API

What is the Meraki Dashboard API?

The Meraki Dashboard API is the means in which your applications can interact with both the Meraki cloud platform and Meraki managed devices. These applications can include hardware provisioning and the bulk configuration of devices as well as those that perform monitoring and access control. You can even build your own custom dashboard with it.

The Dashboard API is RESTful and uses JSON as a data format.

To enable API access, go to Organization > Settings > Dashboard API access in the Meraki Dashboard. Then, to generate an API key, go to your "my profile" page. If this key ever becomes compromised, you can regenerate it on this page as well, and it will revoke the existing key.

You must specify the API key whenever making any requests to the API.

It should be noted that the API is rate-limited to five calls per second, per organization.

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